Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Do mast cells contribute to more severe disease in dengue infection?

Why mosquito-borne dengue virus causes more severe disease in some individuals, including hemorrhagic fever with or without shock, remains controversial and researchers are focusing on the factors related to the interaction ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Most dengue infections transmitted in and around home

Transmission of the mosquito-borne dengue virus appears to be largely driven by infections centered in and around the home, with the majority of cases related to one another occurring in people who live less than 200 meters ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers strengthen the case for sexual transmission of Zika virus

Aedes aegypti mosquitoes harboring parasitic Zika virus (ZIKV) are the primary transmitters of virus to humans, potentially causing catastrophic congenital microcephaly in babies born to women bitten by infected mosquitoes. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Warmer climate could lower dengue risk

Health researchers predict that the transmission of dengue could decrease in a future warmer climate, countering previous projections that climate change would cause the potentially lethal virus to spread more easily.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Chasing fire: Fever and human mobility in an epidemic

Disease ecologists working in the Amazonian city of Iquitos, Peru, have quantified for the first time how a fever affects human mobility during the outbreak of a mosquito-borne pathogen. The findings were published by Proceedings ...

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Potential impact of a dengue vaccine in the Yucatan

While no dengue vaccine has yet been approved for general use, several candidates are in clinical development. Data from the clinical trials can be used in mathematical models to estimate the benefits and risks and of different ...

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